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frenchyd UltimaDork
10/6/21 1:45 p.m.

 I could build* a tube frame C8 Corvette a lot cheaper than I could buy one.  And I don't have to buy stuff  only to put it in the attic to collect dust. ( yes I realize the goal but the reality is someone has to remove it, package it and ship it. ).  
    Plus a lot of stuff usable on the street won't last a season of all out racing. 
* not fair; I enjoy building a race car and don't charge myself anything to build it. So material is the only cost involved. 

APEowner GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/6/21 2:21 p.m.
Junghole said:

In reply to APEowner :

I don't dispute them being better. When your entire chassis is infinitely adjustable, you can do anything. But there is definitely something lost between the characteristics of driving a car that has flaws, and driving a car that has all the flaws dialed out.

I've driven some really flawed tube chassis cars.  Most of them due to the infinite adjustability having been used to get the setup really out to lunch and two of them due to inherent design flaws.  But, I don't think that your point is that tube chassis cars are flawless but rather that you prefer the character of cars that are production based with all of the compromises that includes..  Or, perhaps more accurately, it's production based cars that you're most interested in.  Is that accurate?

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